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SilentSpectacle
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Join date: Dec 2004
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#1
We've had a thread that has people post their favorite lyrics, but i'm wondering what bands overall do you think have best writing?

Here are my favorite two of the moment:

Set Your Goals - Not just any pop-punk band, these guys know how to write and their lyrics make you feel even more positive than the music itself.

Stick To Your Guns - These guys' lyrics really get down to the point and hard. They know what's wrong with the world today and they know how they're going to try and help. Extremely well written.
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#2
Hey guys, make sure you look at the forum we're in.

This is Hardcore.


Converge probably has my favorite hardcore lyrics.
I play guitar
kaktusnpoop
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#3
I enjoy American Nightmare/Give Up The Ghost lyrics the best
StuartR
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#4
Any Ian MacKaye band
Gorilla Biscuits
Killswitch Engage when Jesse wrote
Shai Hulud
Dag Nasty
Set Your Goals
Craigo
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#6
Converge is sweet, but nothing beats good ol' casual hardcore lyrics.

Gorrila Biscuits, Comeback Kid are two sets of bands who's lyrics really stand out. Gotta love 'em. Stick To Your Guns is just fantastic, positive and hard hitting on problems.
Gomorrah
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#7
Quote by kaktusnpoop
I enjoy American Nightmare/Give Up The Ghost lyrics the best


yeahya plus Modern Life Is War, Shai Hulud.
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bobjewell87
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#9
Quote by Gomorrah
Modern Life Is War,.


innit

also, million dead.

can't think of any others at the moment.
XQuickDeathX
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#11
I like the Blood Brothers lyrics. Even though as of late, they've been dumbed down by the Myspace army to simply being catch phrases on a website.


However, WHAM! are some of the greatest lyricists of the past 30 years.
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opivy21
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#13
Saccharine Trust had awesome lyrics on Paganicons.
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#14
Quote by METALMANIACMIKE
Acdc, Megadeth, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Slayer, And Metallica.


Def the best lyrics from HARDCORE bands


i was being sarcastic
hXcMacbeth3
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#15
thrice..hands down, with as cities burn at a close second
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#16
hmm...silverstein. maybe thrice? one of those.
Nadco3
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#17
Most bands have the worst lyrics ever. Bands like Job For a Cowboy have some really lame lyrics, but I guess people dont care about that.

On the other hand, Misery Signals has some sweet lyrics.

Set Your Goals have good lyrics, but Im looking for a band that can talk about all aspects of life, not just hangin out with your friends or staying young forever. Those are good topics, but I mean there IS other stuff in life to speak about as well.
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ThisPerishedMin
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#18
+1 for Thrice, HORSE, Misery Signals and CTtS.

the ladder of the 4 being purely brilliant in every concievable way.


i personally find the traditional "hardcore" lyrics to be pretty **** to be hoenst lol, but to each their own
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#21
It Dies Today's "Forever Scorned" is lyrically amazing.
xAestheticx
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#24
^Lol.
Wow, I just read some TAS lyrics. The only ones I had read before were Smoke Ya Later, which are actually decent. But, whoever writes their lyrics sucks.
Hmm. Shai Hulud, As Cities Burn, Poison the Well, Stick to Your Guns, and Casey Jones.
LPIndin
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#25
i really like josh scogin's lyrics a lot.
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Stano
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#26
i think that band is Ignite. You should really check their lyrics
skotyb
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#28
Lamb of God

Randy Blythe and Mark Morton are kick ass lyricists, Walk With Me in Hell was wrote by Mark and I love the lyrics in that, Now You've Got Something To Die For has simply amazing lyrics.

Also Matt Heafy knows his long words and knows how to put them into context, like The Deceived for example.
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#30
Quote by StuartR
Probably took them from a thesaurus.


Or he's just smarter than some douche on a forum that has nothing better to do with their time than slag off people they secretly envy...aww aint you cute.
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ThisPerishedMin
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#31
Quote by skotyb
Or he's just smarter than some douche on a forum that has nothing better to do with their time than slag off people they secretly envy...aww aint you cute.



hold up...lemme get this straight...

you said that now youve got something to die for has good lyrics?

lol...im sure after taking THAT into account, we ALL envy you sincerely. allow me to wash your feet with my hair and shave your legs with my tounge, almighty one.
skotyb
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#32
Quote by ThisPerishedMin
hold up...lemme get this straight...

you said that now youve got something to die for has good lyrics?

lol...im sure after taking THAT into account, we ALL envy you sincerely. allow me to wash your feet with my hair and shave your legs with my tounge, almighty one.


Well that's kind of you, a lil homo-erotic but nice still the same.

Now getting back to the matter at hand, are you trying to say you don't think Now You've Got Something To Die For has good lyrics?...care to enlighten me why? or do you not have a point to back it up?
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#35
Yaphet Kotto, To What End?, Faded Grey and Hot Water Music.
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MustangMan311
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#36
I loved early Norma Jean. Go ahead, laugh. Haha.

OH! Lamb of God. Best lyrics in "hardcore".
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#37
As Cities Burn
At the Drive-In
The Blood Brothers
Circle Takes the Square
Kane Hodder
Modern Life Is War
Refused
Protest the Hero
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#38
Surprised nobody has mentioned Bane yet. Aaron writes amazing lyrics. But also:
Modern Life is War
American Nightmare
Have Heart (Not too complex with the language, but Pat knows how to get his message out there)
StuartR
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#39
Quote by skotyb
Or he's just smarter than some douche on a forum that has nothing better to do with their time than slag off people they secretly envy...aww aint you cute.


You just did what you were posting about.
The Hurt Within
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#40
Suprised that FoT hasn't been mentioned yet. The Ghostship demos have some kickass lyrics. Other than them its CTtS and BB all the way.
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